Drunk pilot sentenced to 8 months in jail in Canada

2017-04-03 19:11
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Calgary - An airline pilot who was so drunk he appeared to pass out in the cockpit before takeoff has been sentenced to eight months in jail in Canada.

Miroslav Gronych pleaded guilty last month to having care and control of an aircraft while he had a blood alcohol level that was three times the legal limit.

The Slovakian pilot was escorted off a Sunwing Airlines plane in Calgary on December 31 before a flight scheduled to end in Cancun, Mexico.

The court heard Gronych had been slurring his words and had been staggering.

The court was also told the co-pilot suggested Gronych should leave the plane, but he eventually returned to the cockpit, sat down and appeared to pass out with his face resting on the window.

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